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How Did You Know If Someone Had AIDS Without Testing

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hip-Hop Artist Common to Encourage HIV Testing in KNOW HIV/AIDS Campaign Ads

Hip-hop artist Common encourages young people to undergo HIV testing in new public service announcements that are the part of the "Knowing is Beautiful" series of the Viacom and Kaiser Family Foundation HIV/AIDS education initiative KNOW HIV/AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Articles on HIV Prevention in U.S.; KNOW HIV/AIDS Launches "The Know is Spreading" Campaign; Fact Sheet on Number of HIV/AIDS Cases in Hurricane-Affected Areas

"Families Living With HIV ," AIDS Care : M.J. Rotheram-Borus and colleagues from the University of California-Los Angeles write that the HIV/AIDS epidemic's early focus on individuals has become "inadequate" and that family-based models of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Carolina: Know Now; Take the Test to Take Control, Know Your HIV Status

On Feb. 27, Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services will launch "Know Now," a campaign to urge South Carolinians to undergo rapid-result HIV testing. For more information, e-mail info@palss.org or telephone 888-897-KNOW.Back to other news for February... Read more »
Ask the Experts

benefits of knowing (pick me) (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009)

In short I am afraid of perhaps being hiv positive. I was in a relationship for two years with someone and kind of left condoms out of the equation without testing. He didn't seem to be high risk having had a previous hiv test and 5 sexual...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,In essence you're wondering about the "benefits of knowing." See below. I've addressed this issue recently.Regarding a cure for HIV, we have an entire chapter devoted to that topic in the archives of this forum. I have... Read more »

I know the answer, but I ask anyway.... (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2010) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010)

Well, here I am again, losing my mind very rapidly. In 2000 while in college, I had (3)pretty intense (one was really bloody), random, unprotected encounters with females I did not know. I mustered the courage to test during late 2001 and the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are absolutely correct: You do indeed "know the answer." Time to man-up, grow a set, and do what you know you need to do. As for being too terrified to get tested, see below.Good luck.Dr. BobHELP - very scared (concerning oral sex... Read more »

scared of testing (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010) (CONSEQUENCES OF LATE DIAGNOSIS, 2010)

Hey....I am thirty years old..have never done an hiv test.....found someone who is just remarkable....who insist that we have one done before we become intimate......he did his today it was negative.....but I'm scared to death in doing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,While I'll certainly admit getting HIV tested can be anxiety provoking, it's important to note that when it comes to HIV, what you don't know can kill you. See below, and yes, by all means, take the test before your Mr.... Read more »
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.You want to know if smoking "cigratte" "afftect" HIV blood test? You need to spend less time smoking and more time spellchecking! Cigarettes will not affect HIV test results; however, they will kill you in a very painful... Read more »
Connect With Others

I think that knowing that I tested positive for HIV haesnt hit me yet is been a tough week ..

Posted by pinkbutterfly25, 2 Replies
knowing that I tested positive for HIV is just an emotional roller coaster since i found out my mind is saying dont worry you'll be ok but then I feel different like my whole life change in a blink of an eye..
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Do you know which generation of blood test primarily used in USA?

Posted by hope2012, 1 Reply
I had Oraquick, ClearView Rapid test at HIV agency in Texas state which I know is 2nd generation. Then had another two ordered by doctors, but the doctors, nurses, hiv agency, State and County health department, CDC, all can not tell which... Read more »

Labcorp Testing - Anyone know this anwer?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is EIA methodology? I called to see "which" HIV antibody test is performed in their labs, and that was her answer. Not ELISA, and they don't check for HIV2. I am concerned. Someone please clarify for me, because I'm not so sure she had... Read more »

i wanted to know something about the testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I would like to get tested but i want the one that takes 20 mins to find out cause i cant wait around for 1-2 weeks and panic i just want it done and over with. A few more questions how longs does it take HIV TO BECOME aids if you are not on any... Read more »